Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces full Lineup for Fridays@3 Series

7/12/2023 5:52pm


Williamstown Theatre Festival Interim Artistic Director Jenny Gersten has announced the full lineup for their 2023 Fridays@3 reading series. First up on Fri Jul 14 is Nick and the Prizefighter, the new play by Kamilah Bush, directed by Kristolyn Lloyd, and featuring Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Amber Iman, Dane Dehaan, and dL Sams, with music composed by Brittany Campbell. Selah Thompson is the caregiver for her famous playwright father, Forest Thompson. Nick Beerman, a young writer and dramaturg, is tasked with helping Forest complete his life's work before the clock runs out. Selah must fight for control of her father's work and legacy—and find her own rhythm as she prepares to face the world without him. Next up, on Fri Jul 21, will be Plunder and Lightning by Cindy Lou Johnson, directed by Portia Krieger and featuring Samantha Bohrer, Johanna Day, Annie Golden, Nina Grollman & John Pankow. Tina and George’s preparations for an important party are wildly derailed when their daughter Rikki shows up on the run from the cops, and Tina’s stepmother, Lola, threatens to levy charges of elder abuse. A dark comedy about greed and the urgent power of love, Plunder and Lightning examines the price to be paid for burying our sins—in the field out back. Then, on Fri July 28 will be Chapters of a Floating Life by Clarence Coo, directed by Jennifer Chang and featuring Grant Chang, James Chen, Leah Getz, Teresa Avia Lim & Diana Oh. Two couples from China try to make ends meet in New York City in the wake of the Second World War. One husband and wife live uptown, obsessed with a past of poetry, painting, and gardens. Another pair face the day-to-day reality of keeping a Chinatown restaurant in business. Their worlds, previously separated by class and education, converge when the two women find each other in Central Park and fall under the spell of the Chinese language. Finally on Aug 4 the series will close with Wipeout by Aurora Real de Asua, directed by Maggie Burrows and featuring  Emily Kuroda and Becky Ann Baker. It’s Gary’s 77th birthday and all she wants to do is surf. The only problem? She’s never stepped foot on a board before. But with the help of a hot-rod teenage surf instructor and the company of her two best friends, Gary is about to go on the ride of her life. As the three women navigate the currents of the Pacific, they must confront seven decades of secrets and sacrifices, not to mention the odd jellyfish or two. For more information and a full lineup of readings, please visit: https://wtfestival.org/. Press contact: DKC/O&M (212/695-7400)...